Senior R&D Electrolyzer stack engineer Antwerp

About the company

Are you passionate about driving positive change in the world of sustainable materials and innovation? This scale-up company is a dynamic and forward-thinking company dedicated to revolutionizing the textile industry. They are on a mission to redefine the future of fashion and manufacturing by creating eco-friendly alternatives to traditional materials.

As a part of this team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with brilliant minds, explore cutting-edge technologies, and contribute to a more sustainable future. They believe that innovation and sustainability go hand in hand, and they are looking for talented individuals who share this vision and can help them to make a difference.

If you’re excited about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in sustainable materials and want to be a part of a team that’s at the forefront of change, a role at this start-up may be for you.


About the job

They are looking for a resourceful mechanical or chemical engineer with relevant industrial experience to join our R&D team and help scale-up our electrolyzer. You will be part of the technology industrialization team and your main tasks will include the following:

  • implement and follow safety systems
  • set-up and fully equip our Antwerp labs
  • help designing and optimizing electrolyzer stacks;
  • build electrolyzer stacks and test different configurations;
  • organize and lead work with relevant suppliers;
  • supervise junior members of the team;
  • work closely with electrochemists and chemical engineers to evaluate and solve technical issues to ensure process efficiency;
  • benchmark existing technologies and perform technical and economic analysis;
  • prepare technical reports and ensure appropriate communication of technical results inline with established channels and processes


  • help setting up and installing catalytic reactors in a brand new laboratory
  • support other R&D areas by conducting experiments and revising experimental results
  • envisage the scale-up strategy of the technologies for the construction of a pilot and commercial demonstration plant
  • overtake clerical duties to help establishing the Belgium branch
  • collaborate across various functions and teams


What will you do:

  • Your first few projects will focus on setting up and starting our new labs in Antwerp
  • You will work in collaboration with the Electrochemistry team to develop and optimize an electrolyzer stack
  • Support the installation and operation of other R&D areas
  • You will be in charge of ensuring the scalability of the electrode preparation and the stack technology
  • You will conduct and support experimental runs in a brand new pilot plant
  • You will be supported by a diverse team of scientists and engineers throughout the company to develop, optimize, validate, document and tech transfer these processes


Required qualifications

  • Relevant industrial experience
  • Proven experience in materials production for battery or fuel cell components;
  • Experience with electrical equipment such as laboratory power supplies;
  • Familiarity with electrolyzer components, such as bipolar plates, porous transport layers, gas diffusion layers, flow fields , and electrochemical devices (fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries …)
  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solver;
  • Able to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines;
  • Autonomous, highly motivated and willing to learn;
  • Fluent in English.

Nice-to-have qualifications

  • Previous experience in scaling-up a technology or ramping-up an industrial product;
  • Experience of working in a hazardous environment (workshop, production facility, or plant).


Compensation and perks

  • Competitive compensation
  • Employee benefits (health insurance, public transport allowance)
  • Annual Team building events
  • Key role in a dynamic start-up environment

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